War between Israel and Hamas: At least 6 Iranian proxy fighters were killed by American forces
At least six Iranian proxy fighters were killed in US attacks on Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps stations in the Middle East on Sunday, a senior US defense official told Fox News.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard stations are located in the Syrian cities of Al-Bukamal and Al-Mayadin, according to Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin. The buildings were reportedly a safe house and a training facility, but a senior defense source told Fox that the safe house served as headquarters.
An official told Fox that secondary explosions were seen at one location, indicating there was a large amount of ammunition or flammable weapons at the facility.
Referring to the two recent strikes launched by the US military against Iranian-backed targets, the US official said, “This strike will harm them much more than previous strikes.”
Austin said the air strikes were “in response to ongoing attacks against American personnel in Iraq and Syria.”
“The President has no higher priority than the safety of American personnel, and he directed today’s action to make clear that the United States will defend itself, its people, and its interests,” Austin’s statement said.
Fox News Digital’s Jennifer Griffin and Landon Munn contributed to this report.
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